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POSIE GRAEME-EVANS

NOVELIST, PRODUCER, EDITOR, DIRECTOR - AU

NOVELIST, PRODUCER, EDITOR, DIRECTOR

Posie Graeme-Evans is one of the most diverse and dynamic creative forces in Australian television and film. A novelist, producer (Millennium Pictures), editor, director and former Director of Drama at the Nine Network, Graeme-Evans has enjoyed a lucky, challenging and fruitful four-decade long career within the Australian screen industry. Currently enjoying  life reinvented in Tasmania as an author of six best-selling historical novels, Graeme-Evans is best known for creating and producing the internationally beloved, long-running television series McLeod’s Daughters and co-creating the children’s musical series Hi-5, both of which have gone on to become global successes with syndication in over forty and eighty countries respectively. Across its eight seasons (2001-2008), McLeod’s Daughters was nominated for 41 Logies, winning eight, and its 1996 pilot telemovie remains the highest-rating telemovie in Australian history. Hi-5’s thirteen seasons (1999-2012) garnered three Logies and five ARIA Awards plus two Daytime Emmy nominations as well as spawning spin-off musical groups in the US, UK, Latin America and the Phillipines. She is also the lyricist on three gold and platinum selling CDs.

Graeme-Evans took up positions as an editor at the Tasmanian Film Corporation and as a director at the ABC, with projects including the 1982 Commonwealth Games, Nationwide, (the forerunner to The 7:30 Report), and Sweet and Sour.  As well as creating, directing and producing series television for all national broadcasters.  Graeme-Evans’ further notable credits under Millennium Pictures, the production company she founded with her husband Andrew Blaxland in 1990, include the time-travelling teen series Mirror, Mirror, which won an AFI and a GOFTA Award; the AFI-nominated children’s series The Miraculous Mellops; and the futuristic television children’s film Doom Runners for Showtime and Nickelodeon.

In 2001, the Screen Producers of Australia awarded Graeme-Evans its inaugural Independent Producer of the Year award for her body of work and in late 2002, she was honoured by Variety Magazine as “one of 20 Significant Women  working in film and television” in its annual worldwide survey. In 2002, Graeme-Evans was Director of Drama for the Nine Network, a position she resigned from in 2005 to take up a new multi-book international deal from her publishers, Simon and Schuster in New York. A former Chair of the Tasmanian Writers Centre, long-time board member of the AFTRS, Posie is currently Deputy Chair of Screen Tasmania.

POSIE GRAEME-EVANS

NOVELIST, PRODUCER, EDITOR, DIRECTOR - AU

The Hector Crawford Memorial Lecture

Conference Halls 1 & 2, Level 2

The Hector Crawford Memorial Lecture is the major public statement of the screen and broadcasting industries given by an esteemed and highly respected media and entertainment figure each year at SCREEN FOREVER. The 2016 Hector Crawford Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Posie Graeme-Evans, one of the most diverse and dynamic creative forces in Australian television […]

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